Northrop Grumman Specialty Test Manager 3 in Melbourne, Florida

Specialty Test Manager 3

Requisition ID: 18009783

Location(s): United States-Florida-Melbourne

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Specialty Test Manager 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Melbourne, FL.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain program access

  • The Specialty Test Manager will be responsible for leading a geographically dispersed organization involving structural, environmental, and aero sciences testing

  • Responsible for all technical, cost, and schedule within the System Test Team for Specialty Test including EVMS & CAM leadership

  • Day to day management execution of operations that integrate highly effective, competitively priced, low risk test plans and execution solutions

  • Implement a high performance development team which will include engineering, technical colleagues and trained technicians that assure products are developed and final deliveries meet all negotiated requirements

  • Selected candidate will assess productivity, goals, objectives and customer satisfaction and manage all aspects of specialty test, material procurement, as well as, lab and test range integration

  • Customer coordination for both baseline SOW execution and future growth

  • Provides timely resource forecasts to IPT/functional organizations and assures proper staffing is in place to execute the SOW, while maintaining an integrated schedule

  • Drives process rigor, and ensures compliance to meet company, program and security requirements

  • Works to continually improve culture of our programs and management excellence

  • Collaborates with programs to satisfy staffing needs and provide operations support (metrics collection and analysis, etc.)

  • Sets Talent goals and providing regular performance feedback to employees

  • Supports the annual salary review and promotion process

  • Mentors and develops the next generation of technical and project leadership

  • Improves and enforces test engineering processes and procedures

The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.

To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our “ Selecting the Best Qualified Managers”




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in at least one of the following: Systems development experience; Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, systems architecture, Communications, Data links, Computer networks, Sensors, Avionics, COTS hardware, instrumentation systems, integration, and/or test

  • Minimum 1 year of Leadership experience as a Lead or Manager of staff

  • A current DoD Secret level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A current Top Secret/SCI level security clearance

  • Program access

  • Experience with SIT&E processes and procedures to support both management and engineering tasks with Military Aircraft Systems

  • Automated Test Experience

  • Familiarity with current programs across NGC AS Sector

  • Master’s or PhD Degree in STEM

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to interface with all levels of employees and management

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Title: Specialty Test Manager 3

Location: Florida-Melbourne

Requisition ID: 18009783